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Trip: South America

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Gallery: 30.08.08 La Serena

CHILE | Saturday, 30 Aug 2008 | Photo Gallery


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La Serena

CHILE | Saturday, 30 Aug 2008 | Views [712]

After a 17 hour bus journey we were just glad to arrive in La Serena and get off the bus. The rooms at the hostel werent ready so we took off to a cafe for a while to revive ourselves. We quickly appreciated how nice it was to walk down paved streets, ... Read more >


Gallery: 28.08.08 San Pedro de Atacama

CHILE | Thursday, 28 Aug 2008 | Photo Gallery


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First days in Chile

CHILE | Thursday, 28 Aug 2008 | Views [779]

After our last morning on the Salt Plains, our jeeps took us to the border. Chile is much more modern than Bolivia and even from the border crossing it seemed to us that they try to distance themselves from the Bolivians. The Chilean boarder crossing ... Read more >


Salt Plains trip

BOLIVIA | Wednesday, 27 Aug 2008 | Views [3151]

After a cold night in Uyuni, we had time to buy snacks and water before being picked up at 10.30 to go to the salt plains, the largest and highest in the world, they are almost twice as big as the ones in salt lake city covering an area almost as big ... Read more >

Tags: bolivia, chile, galaxy caves., geysers, green lagoon, lagoons, red lagoon, salt hotel, salt plains, volcano


Gallery: 27.08.08 geysers, Dalis desert and more lagoons

BOLIVIA | Wednesday, 27 Aug 2008 | Photo Gallery


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Gallery: 26.08.08 caves, lagoons volcanos and flamingos!

BOLIVIA | Tuesday, 26 Aug 2008 | Photo Gallery


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Gallery: 25.08.08 Salt flats

BOLIVIA | Monday, 25 Aug 2008 | Photo Gallery


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Uyuni

BOLIVIA | Sunday, 24 Aug 2008 | Views [504]

The town of Uyuni reminds me of a town in the wild west. There is nothing there but it is hot during the day and freezing cold at night. I'm glad we were only there for one afternoon, but it seems that its just a stop off before you go to the salt plains! ... Read more >


Gallery: 24.08.08 Uyuni

BOLIVIA | Sunday, 24 Aug 2008 | Photo Gallery


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Potosi

BOLIVIA | Saturday, 23 Aug 2008 | Views [453]

What can i say about Potosi? It's a town built around silver mines, which the Spanish bled dry and now the people here struggle to make a living mainly mining whatever they can find left in the mountain. The main attraction here is the tour of the ... Read more >


Bolivian road blocks and protests

BOLIVIA | Friday, 22 Aug 2008 | Views [2163] | Comments [2]

We´d heard about the Bolivian habit of protesting, and even seen evidence of it in Sucre and our guide had warned us that its very unusual to have a trip untouched by demonstration and today we had our share....... We knew about ... Read more >

Tags: blockade, cattle truck, protest, strike, taxi, trees


Gallery: 23.08.08 Potosi

BOLIVIA | Friday, 22 Aug 2008 | Photo Gallery


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Gallery: 22.08.08 Sucre to Potosi

BOLIVIA | Friday, 22 Aug 2008 | Photo Gallery


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Sucre - capital of Bolivia

BOLIVIA | Thursday, 21 Aug 2008 | Views [750]

This city is like no other capital city I´ve seen. It's small, pretty, fairly quiet and clean! Perhaps this is because the government is in La Paz, and the centre of commerce too. The only thing which upset this idyllic city was ... Read more >

Tags: ´t-shirt, dinosaur park, joyride cafe


Gallery: 20-21.08.08 Sucre

BOLIVIA | Thursday, 21 Aug 2008 | Photo Gallery


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Crazy Cochabamba

BOLIVIA | Thursday, 21 Aug 2008 | Views [587]

We arrived in Cochabamba not really knowing what to expect from this town, as it isn´t even mentioned in one of our guide books. It has the biggest Jesus Christ statue in the world (bigger than the one in Rio) but I heard that the one in Rio ... Read more >


Gallery: 17-19.08.08 Cochabamba

BOLIVIA | Tuesday, 19 Aug 2008 | Photo Gallery


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Gallery: 14-16.08.08 La Paz

BOLIVIA | Saturday, 16 Aug 2008 | Photo Gallery


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Life in La Paz

BOLIVIA | Saturday, 16 Aug 2008 | Views [352]

We´ve been enjoying life in La Paz, as for the first time in ages we´ve spent four nights in one place! Yesterday we went to a spinning class with Alison and then had a cuban lunch, followed by walking round the markets. In the evening ... Read more >


First day in La Paz

BOLIVIA | Friday, 15 Aug 2008 | Views [472]

Today was the first day in La Paz, and it started quite well for us. We went on a bus tour of the city in the morning and visited the Moon Valley. It is a weird place, it looks like a cave with the roof taken off!! It hasn't rained there for 50 years ... Read more >

Tags: worlds most dangerous road


Minibus, coach, bus, ferry, bus!

BOLIVIA | Thursday, 14 Aug 2008 | Views [1059]

Our journey to Bolivia started at 7.15am, where we were loaded into a minibus which took us to the bus station. I think the driver was crazy, and he did actually force himself onto the wrong side of the road, rather than use the part of the road going ... Read more >

Tags: bolivia, copacabana, ferry, la paz, peru


Gallery: 11-12.08.08 Lake Titicaca

PERU | Tuesday, 12 Aug 2008 | Photo Gallery


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Puno and Lake Titicaca

PERU | Tuesday, 12 Aug 2008 | Views [459] | Comments [1]

Puno is a small and quite boring town, tourists come here mainly to visit the famous lake Titicaca. It's like a giant market, where people continuously try to sell you knitwear, rugs, and a multitude of alpaca things. We arrived in the late afternoon ... Read more >


Gallery: Inca trail and Machu Picchu

PERU | Saturday, 9 Aug 2008 | Photo Gallery


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